Monthly Archives: January 2013

Scott Turow: Presumed Innocent

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Presumed Innocent Scott Turow First published in the UK 1987, Bloomsbury This edition: Penguin 1988, 2011 ISBN: 9780141049212 423 pages Score 5/5 I’ve decided on a New Year’s Resolution: I am going to try to answer this question about every book … Continue reading

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Episode one of the BBC Father Brown: The Hammer of God

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I’ve been a Father Brown fan for more than twenty years, but although I was delighted to hear that G. K. Chesterton’s classic sleuth would be coming to BBC1, my initial reaction to news of the show was negative. First … Continue reading

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G. K. Chesterton’s Father Brown: The Wrong Shape

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‘The Wrong Shape’ from G. K. Chesterton’s The Innocence of Father Brown concerns the death of Leonard Quinton, the decadent poet. Brown’s friend, the reformed criminal Flambeau, greatly disapproves of Quinton: Choking oneself with opium and writing little erotic verses on vellum … Continue reading

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Father Brown – new BBC series with Mark Williams

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As a long-time fan of the Father Brown stories by G. K. Chesterton, I have been eagerly anticipating the BBC’s adaptation. I’ve set up this page as an index of the show’s appearances on the Web. Episodes The first five … Continue reading

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Books with silly names: December’s classic crime in the blogosphere

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I anticipated two themes for December’s round-up: Christmas crimes and Sherlock Holmes (December 2012 being the 125th anniversary of the publication of A Study in Scarlet in Beeton’s Christmas Annual. I didn’t see much of either, and didn’t even manage to get … Continue reading

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